During the summer of 2015, I made a visit to the Fairbourne Railway.

The video is on YouTube. You can view it by clicking here. In the meantime, here are a few pictures and information from the visit.

Fairbourne Railway  is a 12 and a 1/4 inch gauge railway at Fairbourne, on the Mid Wales Coast.

 Beddgelert
Beddgelert

The line runs from the village of Fairbourne to the mouth of the Mawddach estuary, where you can get a connecting ferry to the town of Barmouth.

On arriving at the railway, you walk through the small museum, which houses locomotive ‘Beddgelert’, this is a locomotive that is currently awaiting overhaul.

Russell at Fairbourne StationAs the first train of the day had already left, I saw locomotive ‘Russell’ preparing the train for its first train of the day.

Russell is a scaled down replica of the Locomotive found on the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway.

Sherpa at Barmouth Ferry
Sherpa at Barmouth Ferry

At the Barmouth Ferry station there is also a café. The café serves hot and cold snacks, along with great views of Barmouth Bridge.

 

 

 

Barmouth Bridge
Barmouth Bridge

After lunch in the Café, Sherpa arrived at Barmouth Ferry Station. Also at the same time, if you enlarge the picture, you will see Arriva Trains Wales Class 158 slowly approaching Barmouth Bridge with a service to Pwllhelli.